bacterial esophagitis

bacterial esophagitis

rare cause of esophagitis in immunocompromised patients with hematologic malignancies complicated by severe granulocytopenia; may also occur after bone marrow transplantation, diabetic ketoacidosis, and in patients with AIDS. Characterized by difficulty swallowing, endoscopic appearance ranging from normal mucosa to ulcers associated with erythema, plaques, pseudomembranes, or hemorrhage; diagnosis confirmed by mucosal biopsy and culture.
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A marked, subacute, periportal hepatitis was observed and was considered to be secondary to the bacterial esophagitis.
Compression of the esophagus from the thymoma and surgical dissection likely caused traumatic injury and vascular compromise to the cervical esophagus, contributing to the necrosis, postoperative feeding difficulties, and ultimately the bacterial esophagitis.